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Fort St. John
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Tel: 250-787-7100
Email: contact@energeticcity.ca
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
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Fort St. John rolls forward with new skate park

The park will be located in a 25,000 square foot area at the corner of 93 Avenue and 93 Street.

Fort St. John already has a skate park in Centennial Park, built in 2001.

However, those who use it say there is not enough space for everyone interested, and that its design doesn't allow for bikers and skateboarders to use the area at the same time.

They also complain that there is much damage and vandalism done to the equipment because there is a lack of visibility of the property.

Currently, $25,000 a year is allocated to the existing skate park, but the city says most of that is spent repairing vandalism.

The District Sport Council will develop a rendering of the new park as well as its costs by the end of the year.

They will have until September 30, 2015 to meet their fundraising goal, otherwise they will lose the spot.

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Since the Sport Council does not have charity status, all funds raised will be held in a reserve fund by the city.

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Sponsors will be given tax receipts for their donations.

In the end, the skate park will belong to the city and will be open for use by all residents and visitors.

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